The Network of Anti-Trafficking in women had held the ninth conference in Dhi Qar in Commerce Hall in Nasria province.
In the presence of local officials, number of civil society organizations and those who are concerned in women’s issues from central and southern Iraq to discuss the proposed amendments on the draft law of Family Protection which will be bypassed to a second reading under the dome of the Iraqi parliament. The president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, The new draft law needs amendments that guarantee the rights of women suffering from domestic violence, including the right of women’s organizations to open shelters.
The conference reviewed the situations of women in the south and the various problems that led to increasing the numbers of suicide among the women, including the province of Dhi Qar and hear the views and suggestions of the people of the south on the causes of the spread of suicide and the necessary solutions to the State and civil society organizations to make a suitable solution to the phenomenon that spread In the south, especially in Dhi Qar.
The conference also reviewed the situations of women in the camps and areas controlled by ISIS, pictures and videos had shown women sufferings in those areas presented and how the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq were able to provide help to women in Mosul by opening 5 shelters for women and children whose husbands were killed on ISIS hands.
The conference has come out by number of significant recommendations
1-The Conference recommends that the necessary measures be taken to deal with the phenomenon of suicide, such as media campaigns and opening a hotline. The competent authorities in the State should differentiate between suicide cases and the cases of ”honor crimes”, criminalization of attempted suicide, and taking the law into account in this matter.
2- The approval on the proposed amendments of the draft law of Family Protection that had been discussed and the amendment on it in the conference.
3-The opening of social and cultural clubs in all cities of Iraq for the purpose of reducing the trend of youth to drugs.